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Photos of the Month - Mostly Wood Lake

June 26, 2018 - Warning: This will be a long post with LOTS of photos. I know...I've been a very inconsistent blogger and poster of i...
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Photos of the Week - Black and White

January 23, 2018 - It's a new year, lots of snow has fallen over the past day, and temperatures are below freezing. Typical. But, that beg...
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Photos of the Week - A walk in the park

July 26, 2017 - Sunday was a good day. I had finally finished going through all my CONvergence photos and decided to reward myself with...
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Photos of the Week - At the Arboretum

June 16, 2017 - I didn't realize until I started writing this that it has been a full month since my last posting here. Sorry about the...
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Photos of the Week - Return to Wood Lake

May 15, 2017 - I enjoyed my first trip to Wood Lake in April (here: http://www.pavellephoto.com/blog/2017/4/photos-of-the-week---wood-l...
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Photos of the Week - Lake Calhoun views

April 28, 2017 - I was out at Lake Calhoun a couple of weeks ago. This is a good time of year for that (although now towards then end) be...
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Photos of the Week - Wood Lake

April 20, 2017 - A month or so ago someone posted a notice on Facebook about a photography walk/shoot at Wood Lake in Bloomington. There...
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Photos of the Week - Project Thoughts

April 03, 2017 - I found last year that I really liked having a project in the back of my mind when I went out shooting. Something to loo...
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Photos of the Week - Winter's End

March 27, 2017 - I was over at Lone Lake last week, hoping that the bald eagles would be back. If they are, they weren't hanging around w...
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Photos of the Week - Minneapolis in HDR

February 26, 2017 - There has always been an inherent problem with photography: the eye can see a much larger range of light than a camera c...
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Photos of the Week - Playing with Orchids

February 08, 2017 - There's a new orchid display up at the Arboretum. This is a good thing, not only because they are a fun and varied flowe...
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Photos of the Week - Snapshot vs. Photo

January 19, 2017 - There are a lot of clichés that photographers use when describing what happens when you trip the shutter on your camera.
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Photos of the Week - Year in Review

December 28, 2016 - I've been going through images I've taken this year and the predominant theme seems to be wish fulfillment. First, ther...
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Photos of the Week - Moral Quandry

November 14, 2016 - Last week I was out at Lone Lake, wandering around as usual and taking some pictures. When I arrived I notice that the m...
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Photos of the Week - Around Lake Harriet

November 07, 2016 - Wow! I knew it has been a while since I last posted something but truly didn't realize it has been over a month. Sorry a...
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Photos of the Week - Light show

September 26, 2016 - I could use some advice. Every year, the Arboretum Photographers Society has a juried show and sale at the Arboretum...
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Photo of the Week - Downtown Reflection

September 20, 2016 - I was downtown earlier today at the new US Bank Stadium. It has a lot of glass that give nice, interesting reflections....
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Photos of the Week - Sometimes you get lucky!

September 12, 2016 - Sunday was one of those perfect days in the year. Temperature in the mid-70s, not too humid, occasional breeze. One of t...
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Photos of the Week - Catching Up

August 22, 2016 - Sorry it has been so long since I posted anything. The reason is fairly simple; I haven't really had anything worth post...
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Photos of the Week - Portrait

July 27, 2016 - It has been a while since I posted something here, mostly due to time spent going through the 5500 photos I took at CONv...
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Photos of the Week - A New Experience

June 08, 2016 - Sunday was a new experience. It started out like many others had before. It was a gorgeous afternoon that begged me t...
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Photos of the Week - Getting the Shot

May 30, 2016 - When it comes right down to it, there are basically 2 approaches to field photography; you can plan your experience or j...
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Bonus Photos of the Week - More Flowering Trees

May 13, 2016 - A couple weeks back I mentioned I had been out at the Arboretum shooting the flowering trees there. At the time I said I...
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Photos of the Week - Still Stumped

May 11, 2016 - I'm catching up here on some photos from a couple of weeks ago. In this case, I've been expanding my collection of ph...
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Photos of the Week - Flowering Trees

May 01, 2016 - It is now May and today was one of the best of the year. A cool, sunny day just made for wandering around the Arboretum.
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Photos of the Week - Another one for the Birds

April 05, 2016 - Bald eagles are pranksters. Here's how I know. Sunday was REALLY nice. Maybe a bit windy, but sunny and warmer than i...
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Photos of the Week - Spring Perennials

March 28, 2016 - Since I started taking photos many years ago, I've slowly learned to recognize things that I previously couldn't identif...
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Photo of the Week - Sign of Spring

March 14, 2016 - This past weekend started feeling like Spring. It was warm. The sun was shining. So, I decided to go for a walk around L...
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Photos of the Week - Stumped

October 28, 2015 - Maybe 10-15 years ago, I was on a photo trip to northern Minnesota, probably to shoot fall foliage (since that's why I'v...
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Photos of the Week - Submission

October 20, 2015 - I took a photography class back in late 2006 that later led to the creation of the Arboretum Photographers Society (a st...
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Photo of the Week - Bucket Shots

October 13, 2015 - I have some friends who have created (at least mentally) bucket lists. You know, those lists of places you want to visit...
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Quick poll

October 09, 2015 - I am going to be submitting some photos later in the month for a juried show in January. The theme of the show is "Macro...
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Photos of the Week - What I Learned This Week

October 07, 2015 - I learned a bunch of stuff already this week. Before yesterday, I had only seen wood ducks in the spring and summ...
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Photos of the Week - Find something new

September 28, 2015 - This past weekend was The Raptor Center's fall release. I love attending these. There's a thrill to getting up close and...
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Photos of the Week - Heron

September 10, 2015 - This past Monday was a gorgeous; sunny and warm without being too hot. So, I decided to go down to the Arboretum and see...
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Photos of the Week - Is the past in color

August 25, 2015 - As I mentioned previously, I took a lot of photos out at Fort Snelling a couple of weeks ago. It was a brutally hot day,...
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Photos of the Week - Happy Accidents

August 20, 2015 - I decided to go visit Fort Snelling last weekend. While I have been to the lower section by the airport (with the barrac...
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Photos of the Week - Thumbnails

August 10, 2015 - I'm going to coin a new term in this post. You see, I've been out shooting recently and have managed to capture some...
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Photos of the Week - What's in that tree?

July 21, 2015 - Here's a story from a month ago, give or take a bit. I was walking around Lone Lake without a camera (which is almost...
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Photo of the Week - Flying Home

June 19, 2015 - I love flying, and, when possible, want a seat by the window. It is worth it to me to sacrifice leg room for the view....
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Photo of the Week - 1-2-3...Awwwww

May 26, 2015 - Something cute, because I feel like it.
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Photos of the Week - Strapwalking

May 11, 2015 - This one is going to be my last Lake Calhoun set of photos for a bit (or until I get back out there). I got these just o...
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Photos of the Week - Hairless Raptor

May 05, 2015 - Continuing with shots from Lake Calhoun a couple of weeks ago... I was walking around the lake and someone mentioned...
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Photo of the Week - Just for fun

April 28, 2015 - I took this a couple of weeks ago because it amused me. It still does.
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Photos of the Week - Flock of Coots

April 20, 2015 - Last week I went for a walk at Lake Calhoun. The weather was gorgeous. I brought my camera (of course) hoping that some...
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Photo of the Week - Spring at Last

March 30, 2015 - As I said a week or two ago, there are certain signs that Spring has arrived. My favorite (outside warmer weather) are w...
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Photo of the Week - Reality, what a concept

March 24, 2015 - The title above is taken from Robin Williams' first album. And it is appropriate for how I've been feeling this week. Y...
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Photo of the Week - Other Colors of Spring

March 16, 2015 - It's almost Spring! Time to go out and start shooting again. Time to look for the usuals - snowdrops and other spring fl...
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Photo of the Week - Innovate

February 25, 2015 - On one of my first visits to the Arboretum ever, I went with a somewhat preconceived idea of a photo I wanted to capture...
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Photos of the Week - I'm Lichen It

February 09, 2015 - A couple of weeks ago I was out at the Arboretum, wandering around the gardens. Since it has been a weird winter, there...
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Photos of the Week - Playing in the Snow

January 25, 2015 - Last blog post I talked about playing around indoors, using orchids as a starting place. This week, it is time to go out...
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Photos of the Week - 1/15/2015

January 16, 2015 - Winter is a weird time. It is cold and white outside, warm and colorful inside. At least, that's what it's like in Minne...
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Photo of the Week - 1/7/2015

January 07, 2015 - Happy New Year to all! This year's juried show at the Arboretum should be up soon (if not already). It showcases 24 ima...
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Photo of the Day - 11/27/2014

November 27, 2014 - Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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Photo of the Day - 11/6/2014

November 06, 2014 - Here's the last of the bird photos I took a week or two ago. This one was fun and interesting. The heron started out ou...
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Photo of the Day - 11/5/2014

November 05, 2014 - This is probably the best shot I've ever made of a crow. Not just because it is flying (which certainly makes it fun), b...
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Photo of the Day - 11/3/2014

November 03, 2014 - I was out at Lake Calhoun just over a week ago, enjoying the weather and hoping to catch part of the winter bird migrati...
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Photo of the Day - 10/28/2014

October 28, 2014 - I finally found a photo of a painted turtle. Too bad I was looking for one back in July. Well, better late than never....
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Photo of the Day - 10/27/2014

October 27, 2014 - Some things just make me smile. It doesn't matter how often I've seen them; there's jus something about it that I find a...
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Photo of the Day - 10/24/2014

October 24, 2014 - I wanted to post something fun today. I think this fits the bill admirably.
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Photo of the Day - 10/22/2014

October 22, 2014 - It's one of those days where I don't want to think too hard. This is especially true when it came to selecting a photo f...
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Photos of the Day - 10/16/2014

October 16, 2014 - Here's the final set of photos I'm thinking about submitting for the January juried show. Unlike the previous sets, thes...
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Photos of the Day - 10/14/2014

October 14, 2014 - Here are the third set of photos I'm thinking about submitting. All of them are a dahlia. What I'm wondering is whether...
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Photos of the Day - 10/12/2014

October 12, 2014 - Here is the second set of photos I am considering entering in the APS juried show. Both are macro images wings, one a pa...
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Photos of the Day - 10/9/2014

October 09, 2014 - The photo club to which I belong (and helped start) has a juried show in January for which I can submit up to 5 images (...
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Photo of the Day - 10/6/2014

October 06, 2014 - I thought I'd post something cute. Here's a tree frog sitting on a lily.
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Photo of the Day - 10/3/2014

October 03, 2014 - Here's another Arboretum shot from a couple weeks ago. This one was taken in the Ornamental Grasses collection. I like h...
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Photo of the Day - 10/2/2014

October 02, 2014 - Considering the weather, I doubt I'll have much reason to post butterfly shots until spring. So, here is one from a coup...
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Photos of the Day - 10/1/2014

October 01, 2014 - While I took (and have uploaded) more photos from Saturday's Raptor Release, these are the last couple I'll be blog post...
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Photo of the Day - 9/30/2014

September 30, 2014 - Today's shot is a chatty bald eagle that was at the raptor release on Saturday. Also, even though no one asked, there i...
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Photo of the Day - 9/29/2014

September 29, 2014 - The Fall Raptor Release on Saturday was a blast. The weather was incredible. The birds were active. And, watching the re...
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Photos of the Day - 9/26/2014

September 26, 2014 - The Raptor Center's Fall Raptor Release is tomorrow. I understand there will be releases at 11:30 and 2:30. I HIGHLY rec...
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Photo of the Day - 9/24/2014

September 24, 2014 - Here's another "fall colors" photo. Actually, whoat apeals to me about this one is the lack of color in the fern contras...
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Photo of the Day - 9/23/2014

September 23, 2014 - Happy Autumn! I realized a while ago that I'm not a big one for taking "normal" photos of fall colors. So, instead, I'v...
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Photo of the Day - 9/22/2014

September 22, 2014 - A couple of years ago I succeeded in getting all my ducks in a row.
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Photos of the Day -9/21/2014

September 21, 2014 - One of the real advantages to using digital over film is the fact that it doesn't cost anything to capture an image. Thi...
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Photo of the Day - 9/19/2014

September 19, 2014 - You know those online quizzes? The ones that include questions like "What superpower would you want?" For me, it has nev...
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Photo of the Day - 9/18/2014

September 18, 2014 - I was wandering around the Como Park Zoo back in 2010 and ran across several good photo opportunities. One of the most f...
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Photos of the Day - 9/17/2014

September 17, 2014 - I spent an hour or two yesterday going through older photos to find ones I hadn't gotten around to uploading for some re...
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Photo of the Day - 9/16/2014

September 16, 2014 - Mallards are ubiquitous. If you ask someone to describe a duck, they'll probably describe a mallard. In fact, mallards a...
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Photo of the Day - 9/14/2014

September 14, 2014 - I'm not sure why, but I've been seeing a lot of rabbits recently when I go for a walk. It may be the time of day (gettin...
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Photo of the Day - 9/10/2014

September 10, 2014 - Here's a new wild turkey photo. It got me wondering...when does something get so ugly it is cute? I look at a turkey's f...
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Photo of the Day - 9/7/2014

September 07, 2014 - Here's another flower from the Arboretum. This one is called an Angel's Trumpet and is probably a foot long (if not a bi...
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Photo of the Day - 9/6/2014

September 06, 2014 - After I posted yesterday's photo, I got to thinking (always a bad thing, I know). Part of what I really liked in the dah...
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Photo of the Day - 9/5/2014

September 05, 2014 - Here's another dahlia shot from teh Arboretum. The colors drew me instantly and I had fun composing (getting the two flo...
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Photo of the Day - 9/4/2014

September 04, 2014 - As I mentioned on Monday, I found myself easily distracted while shooting hummingbirds. Below is one of the distractions...
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Photo of the Day - 9/3/2014

September 03, 2014 - I decided to randomly select a photo by taking the first one that came up in the front page slideshow. Here it is. This...
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Photo of the Day - 9/1/2014

September 01, 2014 - I am a very patient impatient person. Or, maybe, I am a very impatient patient person. I'm not sure which, but it is cer...
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Photo of the Day - 7/29/2014

July 29, 2014 - Today we finally make it back upstream to Minnehaha Falls. I'm sure everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. There's a s...
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Photo of the Day - 7/28/2014

July 28, 2014 - I changed my mind slightly about what photo to upload today. Instead of continuing up to the falls, here's the color ver...
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Photo of the Day - 7/27/2014

July 27, 2014 - I think we'll move upstream for the next day or two until reaching Minnehaha Falls. As mentioned previously, I was out...
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Photo of the Day - 7/26/2014

July 26, 2014 - I'm sometimes amazed by how quickly nature can recover from major disasters. I met some people down at Minnehaha Falls...
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Photo of the Day - 7/24/2014

July 24, 2014 - You know those days when the sun is shining and the temperature is wonderful? Those days when you just want to go out an...
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Photo of the Day - 6/28/2014

June 28, 2014 - After yesterday's photo showing water where it never should be, I thought I'd include one where water belongs. This was...
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